Further Tales of the City (Tales of the City #3)
The calamity-prone residents of 28 Barbary Lane are at it again in this deliciously dark novel of romance and betrayal. While Anna Madrigal imprisons an anchorwoman in her basement, Michael Tolliver looks for love at the National Gay Rodeo, DeDe Halcyon Day and Mary Ann Singleton track a charismatic psychopath across Alaska, and society columnist Prue Giroux loses her hea
This is the third in the Tales of the City series. We are now in about 1982, about five years beyond the last book. In this one, the main events occur surrounding Dee, who, along with her twins, was not killed in Jonestown, but escaped before the final “White night.” But she believed that some of the “temple people” still alive in California might be after her. We...more
"Back to Barbary Lane," the first 3 books in "28 Barbary Lane" and the second 3 books in "Back to Barbary Lane" and I will most likely pick them up a third time for further indulgence into these characters. I rarely read a book twice, but for some reason these characters seem like real family and friends to me...Anna Madgrigal, Michael Mouse, Maryann Singleton, Mon...more
I'll admit, it did get better 2/3ds of the way in... The chase was good and intriguing (though the premise of or for...more
Original story-line, using our favorite characters Michael (mouse), Mary-Ann, Mrs. Madrigal, Jon, Brian, and the complex on Burbery 28.
Once again Maupin does it, bringing history, and real life incidents into a fictional story is utterly perfect, and interesting! i was on the edge of my seat for this one,
following DeDe back from a horrible incident, and how it follows her back to america even after she left it behind. Mary-Ann following the story, right behind Dede getting he...more
I'm going to miss his writing...going to take some time o...more
And: all of the above are pretty much my own fault, because I wanted TotC III, so I had unfair expectations of this one. No worries, I also hated "Empire Strikes Back" at first until I co...more
I got this in Paris along with Tipping the Velvet for the flight back home.
One cannot help but love most of the characters, except the odd psycho or two. I feel sorry for Mary- Ann though, she seems to have to keep a secret at the end of each book. I love the way he describes each chapter with a headline, really funny and smart!
In the third book, Mary Ann is on a big story, h...more
I read Further Tales of the City before deciding to go back and restart the series. Thus, I’m posting out-of-order, which is a big hypothetical no-no in my blog mind, but I didn’t want to start posting with b...more
The story itself is inherently more exciting than the last book, with more danger and a little violence. The visceral nature of such stands out in stark contrast to the lighter comedy of the series as a whole, in a good way.
Maupin worked as a reporter for a newspaper in Charleston, South Carolina, before being assigned to the San Francisco bureau of the Associated Press in 1971. In 19...more